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The Common Room / Re: copy right of old family photos,
« on: Monday 24 December 12 08:53 GMT (UK)  »
I couldn't agree with that more !  The UK has the most draconian copyright laws in the western world.  It's still illegal to make backup copies of a CD that you have purchased.  If you've ever 'ripped' one of your own CDs to put it on your MP3 player, you have broken UK laws. 

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Books of Interest to everyone
« on: Monday 24 December 12 08:42 GMT (UK)  »
This book has been mentioned elsewhere on RC....

Pre-1841 Censuses & Population Listings in the British Isles (Paperback)
By Colin R Chapman

available from www.thebookdepository.co.uk for 12.12 (free postage).  The book is a US import, so could take about a week to arrive.

This book does not contain the actual pre-1841 data, but it does tell you which towns and villages had censuses pre-1841 that contain actual names.  It also suggests other lists which would contain names, and in all cases it tells you where this data is stored.  A very useful book, especially for the beginner.




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The Common Room / Re: Your New RootsChat is here
« on: Monday 24 December 12 07:56 GMT (UK)  »
Just one small plea - please could the 'unread', 'replies', and 'Logout' be more spaced out along the bar ?

On small touch screens it's too easy to hit Logout when you really wanted to see replies.


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Technical Help / Re: Upgrade to Windows 8 for 24.99 (offer ends 31/01/2013)
« on: Monday 24 December 12 07:36 GMT (UK)  »
I'm locking this thread because it was not intended to be a discussion on Microsoft vs other OS.

If you want a cheap upgrade to Win8, then buy it, and if you don't, then don't !

Merry Christmas  :) ;


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Technical Help / Re: Androids and Flash - some info if you get one for Christmas !
« on: Sunday 23 December 12 09:56 GMT (UK)  »
If he can charge the phone from a USB port, then he can use this gadget  :)

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The Common Room / Re: copy right of old family photos,
« on: Saturday 22 December 12 23:31 GMT (UK)  »
With respect, copyright laws are not really that clear-cut - there's a lot of 'grey areas'.  I haven't re-read the thread you linked to, but I clearly recall Guy Etchells reminding us all that a photo or scan of a document or image itself carries a copyright, if of course the person who did the scanning had the rights to photograph the item in the first place.

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Technical Help / Re: Upgrade to Windows 8 for 24.99 (offer ends 31/01/2013)
« on: Saturday 22 December 12 23:26 GMT (UK)  »
Windows 9 won't be any better.  It'll just become obsolete more quickly, like cars  :D

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The Common Room / Re: Your New RootsChat is here
« on: Saturday 22 December 12 23:21 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks mshrmh and Lizzie, I just checked my options on Firefox and find that it has indeed reverted to English US.   

Have now re-set it to the language I want.
Perhaps I should take a leaf out of your book Lizzie and make sure it realises that I crack the whip. ;D

It's just told me that realise has a Z.   I shall have to crack the whip a bit harder. ;)

Ahh, just install Google Chrome - it has a spelling checker that you can set to UK English and it stays there  :)  Chrome also has this great facility where you highlight a word or words, then right-click, and you have the option to Google search the highlighted words.


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Technical Help / Re: Androids and Flash - some info if you get one for Christmas !
« on: Saturday 22 December 12 23:10 GMT (UK)  »
It will charge any phone which has a 5V charger.  That's most phones.  You would need a USB to phone cable, which is supplied with most phones.  The battery pack charges up from a power supply (not supplied) with a mini-USB connector, which most phones have.  Amazon say that it's compatible with the Nokia N8, N9, N800 and N900.

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